U.S. 61 South gas station robbed at gunpoint

Published 12:04 am Friday, March 3, 2017

NATCHEZ — A masked gunman robbed a U.S. 61 South gas station Thursday night, the second such store robbed in three days.

Natchez Police Department Lt. Kenneth Stampley said a masked man entered Kaiser’s on U.S. 61 South near the intersection of Col. Pitchford Parkway shortly after 9 p.m., pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.

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The suspect, who is described as a black man wearing a black mask and gloves, then reportedly fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was reported injured in the robbery.

A masked man armed with a handgun reportedly robbed Kaiser’s on U.S. 61 North Tuesday evening and got away with $1,500.

No arrests have been made.

Stampley said officers would be reviewing security footage of Thursday’s robbery as soon as possible.

Anyone with information about the robberies should contact Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

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